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Yonge / Steeles bus loop construction:
TTC detours start June 21



Update — Sunday, June 21, 1:52 p.m.: Thanks to Godfrey Mallion for correcting informtion in this post.


The TTC is temporarily closing its bus loop on the south side of Steeles Avenue East, just east of Yonge Street, while contractors upgrade the bus roadway, starting Sunday, June 21.

While the loop is closed, crews will remove the roadway and replace it with a new and more durable concrete base.

Construction continues until September 6.

The TTC is also detouring buses that usually start and end their trips in the loop. The detouring buses operate along these routes:

  • 98 Willowdale - Senlac; and
  • 320 Yonge overnight.

Closing the loop does not affect service along the 353 Steeles East overnight route. Sunday, June 21 is the last day that the TTC operates buses along that route. Starting early Monday, June 22, it’s extending the service further west along Steeles Avenue West to York University’s Keele Campus. It’s also renaming the route 353 Steeles overnight.


98 Willowdale - Senlac

The TTC has not yet revealed details of the detour routing that buses follow while the loop is closed. However, Steve Munro has published information about how buses detour, while the loop is closed here. (.pdf)

From Sunday, June 21 until Sunday, September 6, southbound buses serving the Willowdale branch of the route start their trips on Steeles Avenue East at Dumont Street, just east of Yonge / Steeles loop, then proceed:

along their regular route eastward along Steeles East.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Yonge / Steeles loop.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Steeles Avenue East across from Yonge / Steeles loop, then proceed:

westward along Steeles Avenue East,
southward along Yonge Street;
westward along Moore Park Avenue;
northward along Hilda Avenue; and then
eastward along Steeles Avenues West and East to Dumont Street,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Yonge / Steeles loop.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Steeles Avenue East at Dudley Avenue,
  • on Yonge Street south of Steeles Avenue West and across from Abitibi Avenue,
  • on Moore Park Avenue west of Yonge Street, beside #34 Moore Park and across from Fargo Avenue,
  • on Hilda Avenue north of Moore Park Avenue, and at Green Bush Road and Steeles Avenue West,
  • on Steeles Avenue West at Tangreen Court and beside Centrepoint Mall and
  • on Steeles Avenue East at Dumont Street.
320 Yonge overnight

From Sunday, June 21 until Sunday, September 6, southbound buses start their trips in the parking lot of Centrepoint Mall, then proceed:

eastward along the parking lot access road across from Athabaska Avenue to Yonge Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Yonge.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Yonge / Steeles loop and
  • on Yonge Street south of Steeles Avenue West and across from Abitibi Avenue.

Instead, southbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Yonge Street across from Athabaska Avenue.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Yonge Street and the Centrepoint Mall access road across from Otonabee Avenue, then proceed:

clockwise around the mall parking lot,
ending their trips on the access road across from Athabaska Avenue.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Yonge Street at Athabaska Avenue and at Steeles Avenue East and
  • in Yonge / Steeles loop.

Instead, northbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Yonge Street across from Athabaska Avenue. Temporary walking transfer permitted

During construction in the loop, buses operating along the 320 Yonge and 353 Steeles overnight routes do not meet, so the TTC is permitting passengers a “walking transfer” between buses operating along the two routes.

Northbound passengers riding buses operating along the 320 Yonge overnight route may exit the buses on Yonge Street across from Athabaska Avenue, and then walk north two blocks along Yonge Street to connect with 353 Steeles overnight buses.

East- and westbound passengers riding buses operating along the 353 Steeles overnight route may exit buses on Steeles Avenue at Yonge Street, then walk south to Athabaska Avenue to board southbound buses operating along the 320 Yonge route.

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